Position:  Lead Coach - Project SEARCH
Location:  Cincinnati, OH
Job Id:  279
# of Openings:  1

Easterseals Serving Greater Cincinnati is changing the way the world views and defines disability. We break down barriers to employment for people living with disabilities, people facing economic disadvantages, and veterans. We are committed to building a more diverse and inclusive workforce and community
We are seeking compassionate individuals who are looking for a career that allows you to make a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities in our community-imagine being part of helping individuals seek self-sufficiency by teaching job skills required for individuals who want to work at job sites in their own community.
As a  Lead Job Coach you will be responsible for coaching and supporting transitional youth participating in the Project SEARCH programs and students placed in competitive community employment following the Project SEARCH program at  several job sites. Our Job Coaches encourage independent work skills and teach job tasks/skills and/or assesses individuals work strengths and weaknesses to assist with soft skills and relationship development with coworkers/managers and program staff.

Specifically, our Lead Job Coaches provide orientation and training, assist with duties and job related issues, demonstrate job functions, assess and identify work strengths and weaknesses, and make recommendations based on results of assessment, providing primary coverage to all Project Search sites when job coaches are absent or when extra coverage is needed. In this position you will assist individuals in completing work assignments if and when they are unable to independently perform tasks, and encourage and teach interpersonal skills, stress management, communication skills and other job related activities. In this position you will play an integral role as a liaison for each individual with the employer, case managers, funding agencies and others by facilitating effective communication and collaboration. You will identify and assist employers and individuals with implementing any needed job modifications. You will provide transportation by driving individuals to and from work sites for orientations, training, and community based work assessment sites and other activities, as needed. Job Coaches complete appropriate documentation in a timely manner, attend meetings and trained as scheduled, and maintain confidentiality of individuals.

Minimum qualifications include:
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Knowledge of interventions strategies, emotional, mental and physical disabilities
  • Proficient in computer software, applications and programs
  • Excellent communication & problem solving skills
  • Flexibility in work schedule & job tasks
  • Valid driver’s license & insurance & a good driving record
We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including:
  • Medical insurance, including a PPO plan, and a HDHP plan that offers a company contribution
  • Employer paid Teladoc services, allowing participating employees and their family members access to a doctor free of charge for common medical conditions
  • Dental (including orthodontia coverage for children) and Vision
  • Employer-paid Life and Long Term Disability Insurance, with options for additional voluntary life insurance for employees dependents
  • 401k Retirement plan with up to a 4% match
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Assistance Program, hearing aid discounts and resources for free will preparation

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